She was ditsy, distracted and a typical North American teenager. She was also a tough vampire-slaying legend who saved Sunnydale and the planet more times than we care to remember. We owe the Buffmeister a lot.
Buffy was obligatory viewing for teens of the eighties. The boys wanted her (and Faith), and the girls wanted to be her. Buffy, like the Dude Lebowski, abides. She remains in the memory of her legions of adoring fans. Here is a reminder of how fine a show (and ground-breaking) Buffy The Vampire Slayer was.